Perhaps this has happened to you. Having spent the afternoon working in the yard, rake and shovel in hand, you find that in order to continue your work, a certain item must be purchased. A very important part to repair a lawn mower, a bag of seed or fertilizer, or those stones that you’ve been meaning to place around your garden. With no time to shower, you rush to the store. Clerks treat you amiably, but there is a nagging feeling that your appearance is creating a less- than -desirable opinion. Months later, having attended a special luncheon, wearing your nicest clothes, you recall the need to purchase that last bit of screen for your bedroom windows. Stopping by the same shop as before, you begin to sense an air of respect coming from the associates assisting with your purchase. Pondering the situation, you consider the somewhat shallow qualifications for acceptance that is present in society. Who should we accept as candidates for the hearing of the Gospel? Does God show partiality or did the sacrifice of His Son apply to all men? Surely, it does! Our outer appearance shows very little of what is truly inside. God knows the condition of our hearts. Who we are is not defined by how we look. Below you will find one of my favorite photographs. Ice covered branches on a snowy day? No. These are the magnified images of the fibers of my dark gray car mats, glistening in the sun when viewed through a hand held microscope. Not what you expected? That was what I was hoping. Praise God, He sees in us what no one else could ever understand. Yet, loving us completely, He makes salvation available to all who will receive it, being partial to none.